Handmade Chelsea – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Handmade Chelsea, the contemporary craft and design fair returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November 2020. Taking place over three days, the event will celebrate the very best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers. It presents a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more from a handpicked selection of artisans. Makers will be on hand throughout the fair to talk about their work and showcase their collections.

We are currently accepting applications from makers interested in taking part and tickets will be on sale in Spring.

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Date & Location

13 - 15 November 2020

Friday/Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK

We appreciate that with regular news stories and updates about COVID-19 coronavirus there are questions that our visitors, exhibitors and partners may have around our event. We would like to reassure you that Handmade Chelsea – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair will be going ahead as planned and there are currently no plans to postpone or cancel the show.

Advice from the government and the UK chief medical officials indicates that Handmade Chelsea, taking place from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November, will pose a minimal risk to exhibitors and visitors. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely as the safety and health of all show attendees is our number one priority.

Working with Chelsea Old Town Hall to ensure strengthened, practical, measures will be taken onsite during the event we are closely monitoring advice and should information issued by the Department of Health and Social Care change we will follow their guidance and update everyone involved.

In the meantime, please do contact us directly if you have any specific questions or concerns.

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, and to reflect our commitment to the craft and design community, we are currently waiving the £20 exhibitor application fee for Handmade Chelsea 2020. Please click here to apply online.

WHY EXHIBIT:

• Renowned contemporary craft and design fair in the heart of London
• Reach an informed and affluent audience in London and surrounding areas
• Carefully-curated event with quality exhibitors, sharing the same ethos and providing a coherent brand environment
• Marketing and PR campaign targeting an extensive audience
• Be supported by Handmade in Britain, an organisation with 14 years experience of organising events
• Gain fantastic exposure and meet new buyers, press and industry contacts
• Be part of a very high-quality and visually-pleasing event

INCLUDED AS PART OF EVERY EXHIBITOR PACKAGE:

Handmade Chelsea will be targeted to reach a highly-affluent audience in London and surrounding areas through our collaborative press and marketing campaign and promotion through our partners and supporters.

• Promotional campaign which will include direct marketing, digital marketing and PR
• Media partnerships and advertising campaigns with specialist publications, local and national press
• Stand-alone event page on handmadeinbritain.co.uk featuring individual exhibitor listings complete with an image
• Flyer distribution in all major London venues, galleries, libraries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
• Door-to-door flyers targeted to key affluent residential areas in London
• Inclusion in high-quality show catalogue available to visitors during the show
• Event listed on arts, events, regional and lifestyle websites
• Digital cross-promotion with event partners

 

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US 

“I made some nice sales during the show and have had some lovely follow up which often happens with jewellery. As usual it was very well organised and a great supportive atmosphere.” – Susi Hines, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

“This is always a great show to be a part of. The organising team are wonderful and it’s great fun chatting to the other exhibitors.” – Vicki Atkinson, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

For the opportunity to exhibit your work at Handmade Chelsea 2020, APPLY NOW.

WHY EXHIBIT:

• Renowned contemporary craft and design fair in the heart of London
• Reach an informed and affluent audience in London and surrounding areas
• Carefully-curated event with quality exhibitors, sharing the same ethos and providing a coherent brand environment
• Marketing and PR campaign targeting an extensive audience
• Be supported by Handmade in Britain, an organisation with 14 years experience of organising events
• Gain fantastic exposure and meet new buyers, press and industry contacts
• Be part of a very high-quality and visually-pleasing event

INCLUDED AS PART OF EVERY EXHIBITOR PACKAGE:

Handmade Chelsea will be targeted to reach a highly-affluent audience in London and surrounding areas through our collaborative press and marketing campaign and promotion through our partners and supporters.

• Promotional campaign which will include direct marketing, digital marketing and PR
• Media partnerships and advertising campaigns with specialist publications, local and national press
• Stand-alone event page on handmadeinbritain.co.uk featuring individual exhibitor listings complete with an image
• Flyer distribution in all major London venues, galleries, libraries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
• Door-to-door flyers targeted to key affluent residential areas in London
• Inclusion in high-quality show catalogue available to visitors during the show
• Event listed on arts, events, regional and lifestyle websites
• Digital cross-promotion with event partners

 

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US 

“I made some nice sales during the show and have had some lovely follow up which often happens with jewellery. As usual it was very well organised and a great supportive atmosphere.” – Susi Hines, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

“This is always a great show to be a part of. The organising team are wonderful and it’s great fun chatting to the other exhibitors.” – Vicki Atkinson, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

For the opportunity to exhibit your work at Handmade Chelsea 2020, APPLY NOW.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We are currently accepting applications for HANDMADE CHELSEA – THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR
  • Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November 2020, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
  • Private View Evening Thursday 12 November 2020
  • We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox to complete the application form, rather than Internet Explorer or Safari. If you are experiencing any issues submitting your form, please check you have uploaded all of your images at the required size and completed all compulsory fields.
  • Please click here to read the exhibitor information pack before completing the online form at the bottom of this page.

 

EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

All stands are painted white wooden walls and we include 2 x spotlights and namboard with each selected stand size.

1.5m x 1m  (individual stand only) – £685 + VAT
1.5m x 1.5m                                         £880 + VAT
2m x 1m                                               £880 + VAT
2.5m x 1m                                            £1015 + VAT
2m x 1.5m                                            £1170 + VAT
3m x 1m                                               £1170 + VAT
2.5m x 1.5m                                        £1380 + VAT
2m x 2m                                              £1380 + VAT

Traditional shell scheme stand. Please allow for the thickness of the wall panels in the size requested (approximately 5.5cm each).

Additional lighting and electrics will be available to hire.

 

ARTISAN FOOD PACKAGE

A high trestle table, covering and nameboard is provided.

6ft x 2.5ft table                                £300 + VAT

Food Sampling is allowed and we have the premises licence. Where possible please use eco-friendly packaging and disposables. Electrical sockets will be available to hire. 

 

APPLICATION FEE

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, and to reflect our commitment to the craft and design community, we are currently waiving the exhibitor application fee for Handmade Chelsea 2020.

As curated events we utilise a selection process for each show. Handmade in Britain usually charges an application fee of £20, to cover the administration costs associated with reviewing the many applications we receive for each event.

 

FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS

For those selected for the shows, we have added something extra – an option to pay by monthly instalments.

 

CONTRACT

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return the contract otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further.

Exhibitors Contract – Handmade Chelsea 2020

Artisan Food Contract – Handmade Chelsea 2020

Please return relevant contract in pdf by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

Application Form

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